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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55300
Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:28-SEP-1976
Time:10.00 am BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic hpvi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Victor K.2
Owner/operator:55 Squadron Royal Air Force (55 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XL513
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Marham, Norfolk (EGYM) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk (EGYM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 23/9/1976 when overran on rejected takeoff from RAF Mrham, Norfolk, after birdstrike and caught fire. Per eywitness report:

"... it was a bird strike but the captain chose to abort take off after rotate speed! Brakes and brake chute failed to stop aircraft slowly going into the overshoot. One main undercarriage broke off backwards and I think if memory serves me right [the Victor] broke its back. Apparently one of the crew managed to get his parachute hooked up while exiting the aircraft and streamed it across the grass but everyone got out safely."

Sources:

1. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft XA100 - XZ999, published 2001
2. Handley Page Victor: The Crescent-Winged V-Bomber (Aerofax)
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1976.htm
4. http://rafforum.activeboard.com/t48123722/28th-september-1976-victor-xl513-of-55-sqn-marham/?page=1
5. http://s3.zetaboards.com/locate_and_cement/topic/7480719/1/
6. http://web.archive.org/web/20160303210250/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Victor.htm
7. http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafmarham/aboutus/rafmarham195482.cfm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Aug-2011 10:53 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-May-2012 13:57 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
23-Jun-2013 00:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jun-2013 00:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
17-Oct-2013 20:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Oct-2017 09:31 Andrew Walster Updated [Date, Time]
06-Jan-2018 12:50 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 15:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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